Small Cuzco Peru Painting Saint Christopher in Gilt Wood Triptych Frame Wall Hanging, Religious Art

$188.00

This Peruvian made painting and gilt wood frame is the kind of small piece that will draw you in. First, we have a Cuzco School style of painting of the Archangel Michael. If you are unfamiliar with Cuzco School, it is immediately recognizable, and often done by indigenous and mestizo artists in Peru who learned the style from the Spaniards who taught European designs. One of the things that stands out in Cuzco School paintings is the natural settings. European saints might be set indoors, inside a church, whereas Cuzco School saints are often among the nature of Peru. And that is certain the case with this Saint Christopher, carrying Baby Jesus across the water. The other characteristic of Cuzco School is the beautiful handmade wood and gesso frame that is almost as beautiful as the painting itself. In this case we have a triptych, which is a three-panel piece. The painting is on the center panel, and closing to create a beautiful set of doors are gold-leaf covered ornate doors. This entire piece is quite small, yet it is so vibrant and ornate and beautiful that anyone who sees it can't help but be pulled into the details of the entire piece, not just the painting. On the back we see a faint stamp that is very hard to read, but I can make out the words "Instituto" and "Cultura." Likely the piece came from a small national museum about the culture, which in Latin America are called "institutes." We believe this is circa 1980s to 1990s.

The piece measures 4-1/4" wide by 8-1/2" tall when closed. When open, the width is 8-3/8" wide. The painting is quite small at 3" wide by 4-1/2" tall at the center point. The frame has wear, which in gesso and gilt pieces will show up as flaked off areas. The wear is not bad. Small hanger on back.

Small and gorgeous treasure.

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